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The gender pay gap is unacceptable
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Right to equal pay: European Committee of Social Rights finds violations in 14 countries

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has found violations of the right to equal pay and the right to equal opportunities in the workplace in 14 out of 15 ...

Last update 2 Jul 2020
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Council of Europe and UNHCR: new course on the Alternatives to immigration detention

On the occasion of World Refugee Day on 20 June, the Council of Europe launched a HELP/UNHCR free online course on Alternatives to Immigration Detention with the aim of supporting legal and ...

Last update 29 Jun 2020
No Hate Speach Youth Campaign
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Bookmarks - A manual for combating hate speech online through human rights education (2020 Revised edition)

The Council of Europe published the revised edition of Bookmarks- A manual for combating hate speech online through human rights education, which reflects the end of its coordination of the No Hate ...

Last update 11 Jun 2020
GREVIO's First Report on Italy
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On male violence against women: GREVIO’s First Report on the application of the Istanbul Convention in Italy

On 25 May 2020, the Human Rights Centre held a web seminar on the first GREVIO Baseline Evaluation Report on Italy on legislative and other measures giving effect to the provisions of the Council of ...

Last update 27 May 2020
Leaflet International conference "On women's rights: between violence and exploitation"
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GREVIO published the first four-year General Report on its activities

Progress achieved and obstacles remained in efforts to stop violence against women The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence ...

Last update 17 Apr 2020
Image of a child. Children who are victims of trafficking are protected by the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
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The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) presented the 9th General Report

44% rise in identified victims between 2015 and 2018 in Europe On 3 April 2020, the President of the Anti-Trafficking expert group (GRETA) of the Council of Europe, Davor Derenčinović, presented ...

Last update 7 Apr 2020
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Message from the Office of the National Ombudsperson for the Rights of Detainees and Persons Deprived of their Liberty to the imprisoned population

Appeal of the president Mauro Palma to the prisoners In Rome 21 March 2020, Mr Mauro Palma, the president of the Office of the National Ombudsperson for the Rights of Detainees and Persons ...

Last update 21 Apr 2020
The Council of Europe's Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni and Ambassador Michele Giacomelli, Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe shake hands
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Council of Europe: Italy ratifies the Convention on the manipulation of sports competitions

Italy has ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the manipulation of sports competitions. The purpose of this Convention is to prevent, detect, punish and discipline the manipulation of ...

Last update 16 Jun 2019
Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary general of the Council of Europe
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Council of Europe: the Secretary General’s Annual report “Ready for Future Challenges – Reinforcing the Council of Europe” has been published

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, has published his last annual report concerning the future challenges for Europe and the need to strengthen the role of the ...

Last update 17 Apr 2019
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović speaking at the Parliamentary Assembly
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Council of Europe: the Commissioner for Human Rights presented her annual report on the main human rights challenges

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, presented her first annual activity report in a debate before the Parliamentary Assembly of the organisation. The report ...

Last update 11 Apr 2019
Simona Lanzoni, elected for two consecutive terms as a member of the Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) of the Council of Europe
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Council of Europe: Simona Lanzoni of Italy re-elected as member of GREVIO

The Committee of the States Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention), which met on 1st April 2019 in ...

Last update 3 Apr 2019
The European Commission for Democracy through Law - better known as the Venice Commission
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Council of Europe: the Venice Commission published guidelines for ombudsman institutions

The Venice Commission published a set of guidelines to protect ombudsman institutions, following threats to these institutions in recent years. Ombudsman are important for democracy, their services ...

Last update 21 Mar 2019
Image of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
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Council of Europe: the Commissioner for Human Rights addressed a letter to Italy calling to ensure the human rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants

The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Dunja Mijatović, addressed a letter to the Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte requesting the Italian government to clarify the ...

Last update 15 Feb 2019
Ambassador Michele Giacomelli, Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe
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Ambassador Michele Giacomelli is the new Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe

Ambassador Michele Giacomelli has been appointed as the new Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe. Giacomelli, whose mandate started on 1st February 2019, declared: "For 70 ...

Last update 15 Feb 2019
Council of Europe's 70th anniversary (1949-2019), logo
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The Council of Europe has launched a new website to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its foundation

2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Council of Europe (CoE). For that occasion a new website has been launched with the aim to be a place to explore European history, understand ...

Last update 30 Jan 2019